Manila Coffee Festival Won't Push Through This Weekend Because Of Coronavirus
It's postponed, not cancelled
Coffee lovers in Manila, a little patience please! This year’s much-awaited Manila Coffee Festival has been postponed. The organizers sent the following statement:
“We regret to inform you that, as per the City of Manila’s advisory, the Manila Coffee Festival this weekend has been postponed to a later date. This is in light of precautionary measures to the domestic COVID-19 cases. We’re sorry for the inconvenience caused, but rest assured we will keep you posted on the rescheduled dates.”
The Manila Coffee Festival is a three-day celebration of Philippine coffee, in support of coffee farmers. Following the tradition of international coffee festivals in London, New York and Amsterdam, this year’s event includes such exciting components as a Single Origin Bar where you can taste coffees grown in different parts of the country; a Humans of Coffee exhibit, that pays homage to the stories behind the people toiling to take the bean to the cup; and #Beanwoke, a fundraising event to help coffee farmers affected by the recent Taal Volcano eruption. This year’s Manila Coffee Festival is organized by the Coffee Science Center in partnership with the City of Manila and The Manila Hotel.
We’re a little sad about the postponement, but better safe than sorry! Hold on to your tickets and follow Manila Coffee Festival on Facebook to be updated about the new schedule.